Coupe de France 32emes : Saturday Part III

CDF 2018

There are six matches happening in the Saturday early evening slot, including the all-minnow match-up of Canet Roussillon FC v Sud Nivernais Imphy Decize, and two Ligue 1 sides hoping not to slip up against lower opposition as Caen travel to SC Hazebrouck and Monaco to AS Yzeure. Elsewhere there are some matches that guarantee some smaller teams in the next round. Angouleme CFC […]

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Coupe De France 8emes – Wednesday – Marseille v Monaco

CDF 8emes Wednesday

Day 2 of the Coupe de France round of 16 is here, and we have already had one cupset with CFA side Frejus Saint-Raphael beating Ligue 2’s Auxerre 2-0, with first-half goals from Neupoc Mendy and Karim Tlili. Will another underdog join them in the quarter-finals? Today’s big match is Marseille v Monaco (insert joke here – ed.). Niort (Ligue […]

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Coupe de France 2017 32emes – Saturday Part I


After last night’s aperitif, featuring two mild cupsets as Les Herbiers and Avranches both saw off Ligue 2 opponents, and one par-for-the-course win for Monaco, we move on to the first course of this year’s Coupe de France Round of 64 this afternoon. There are ten ties, featuring teams from the top six tiers of France’s footballing pyramid from Ligue […]

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Preview: Ligue 2 – Week 9

Paris FC wk9

We are nearly one quarter of the way through the Ligue 2 season, but the table is not looking how anyone would have expected. Dijon are good for their first place, but Bourg-en-Bresse and Creteil have surprised some by taking up places in the top five. In contrast, big names like Auxerre, Sochaux and Lens find themselves at the wrong end […]

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Faiz Selemani: Niort Look to Third Division for Another Star


Chamois Niortais have had a tough start to their Ligue 2 campaign: after losing Yoann Barbet to Brentford and long-standing captain Mouhamadou Diaw to Auxerre in pre-season, the Poitou-Charentes side have gone five league matches without a win. The woes of supporters and players were compounded last week when standout players Florian Martin and Kévin Malcuit left the club to […]

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Ligue 2 Preview: Week Four


Going into the fourth week of Ligue 2 action and we have a three-way tie at the top. AS Nancy, FC Metz and US Creteil all have seven points, but something has to break as the latter two do battle at the Stade Dominique Duvauchelle on Friday night. That gives Nancy a chance to gain an early advantage when they […]

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Chamois Niortais: 2015/16 Ligue 2 Preview

Niort Preview

Coach: Regis Brouard Stadium: Stade René Gaillard Last Season: 11th in Ligue 2 DEFENCE Niort have one of the best GKs in Ligue 2. Paul Delecroix has been an extremely consistent performer for a couple of years now and it’s a surprise to me that a Ligue 1 team or a bigger L2 outfit haven’t made a move for him. His all-round […]

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Coupe de France Preview – US Concarneau v Chamois Niortais

After impressing last season by finishing fifth place in Ligue 2’s overall standings, Chamois Niortais have had a somewhat more complicated 2014/15 league campaign. The departures of both their influential defender Nicolas Pallois and their free-scoring loanee Emiliano Sala to Girondins de Bordeaux has had a marked impact on Régis Brouard’s side, with inconsistency being Les Niortais’ main hindrance when […]

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